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    January 10, 2013
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put your money where your mouth is. good one. >> andrea: do you believe in angels? i do. these pictures will make you believe. up with of the makeup artist here who is sweet and spiritual visiting the town next to sandy hook. they wouldn't let her stop in sandy hook. she drove by. look at this, this looks like an angel. it's over sandy hook. uncanny. this replaced it a few moments after at dusk. a bright light that did not come off the wind shield we will post it on "the five." but it will give you chills. >> bob: that is terrific. i believe in angels. that is more proof. major league baseball hall of fame, only the second time in 42 years did not induct anybody in the hall of fame. once again, people like sammy sosa, mcguire and pete rose did not make it. for good reason. >> kimberly: people were under suspicion of steroid use. >> andrea: we have to get
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out of here. thank you for watching. see you back here tomorrow. >> bret: the nra calls a meeting with the vice president less about keeping america's children safe and more about attacking the second amendment. the pushback is firm. even before task force releases the recommendations. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: vice president heard from the other side today. yesterday he talked to sum porters of expanding it. today he heard from folks who see the right to own guns birthright. biden and the task force made up their minds on several points. carl call ron tells us of the
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ongoing culture class over guns. >> the second force of task force meeting aimed at new laws, regulation about executive orders to curb mass shootings, joe biden accelerated the timetable and told sportsman and pro-gun group including the nra common ground could be found. >> the president said, even if what we do only saves one life it make sense. we can do a great deal without imposing on or impinging on the rights that the second amendment guarantees. >> this comes a day after he said to work around congress the president could use executive ordinaries drawing sharp rebuke from the second amendment backers. bypassing congress to implement radical policies is never acceptable. and it's particularly heinous when such actions trample on the freedoms guaranteed to all americans by the bill of rights. gun right backers designated january 19 gun appreciation
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day. for supporters to visit gun shows, shops and shooting ranges and send a message to the president two days before the inauguration. gun control groups are launching a full-blown campaign push with rally and tv ads. tern general eric holder suggested how a gun control media blitz should be run this way in the '90s. >> it's not enough to have a catchy ad on monday and do it every monday. we need to do this every day of the week. and just really brainwash people to thinking about guns and in a vastly different way. >> biden confirmed he will not wait until the end of the month but will present recommendation to president tuesday. as obama's second term gets underway. that he are expected to have background check without exception. >> universal background chec checks. not just close the gun show loophole but universal background check including private sales. >> swing state of virginia with the history of depending
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the second amendment. both sides have popular suggestions. 92% favor closing the loophole. 66% propose the armed officers in school. biden is promoting other restrictions, too. >> i never heard so much about the need to do something about the high capacity magazines, as i heard spontaneous from every group we met with so far. >> the vice president met with the gun rights groups including the nra which opposing anything that diminishing second amendment rights and have seen the membership grow by 100,000 since the newtown, connecticut, ram pain and the president's promise to respond aggressively. >> after meeting with the vice president, the nra complained that the focus was not so much about protecting kids but attacking the second amendment. tonight biden meets with the video and game industry. the last two days were about the second amendment and the right to bear arms. tomorrow is about the first amendment, free speech.
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>> bret: student at rural high school used a shotgun when he fired on two other opportunities. it happened this morning at taft union high school 120 miles northwest of los angeles. one student was wounded. listed in critical, but stable condition now. the shooter missed the other student. teacher sustained a minor pellet wound. the gunman was taken in to custody. california has the toughest firearm laws in the country. tonight, claudia cowen shows us how difficult is it to legally arm yourself in the golden state. >> buying a handgun in california is no simple task. it requires registration, a safety certificate. ten-day waiting period and rigorous background check. direct person to person sales are banned and concealed carry permits are rare. the state routinely redefines and been a beenbans so-called at weapons, limits the number of
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firearms purchase by individual and forbids open carrying and has strict b.b. gun and toy gun regulations. >> california is the most gun controlled state in the country. number one. >> now with an entirely democratic controlled government, the golden state is moving to enact more restrictions. almost idea they have to regulate ammunition will probably be passed in california. >> buying bullets should not be easy. >> some want to regulate ammunition sales to require background check and permits. democratic state senator lee's bill wants to ban failure he says that makes some guns like the rifle easier to reload. >> what we are trying to do with the particular bill is to basically ban that particular weapon, because it is in fact a loophole in the assault weapon ban. >> gun owners say lawmakers
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are overreaching. and trying to exert power. >> they know that as long as there is an armed populus in this state they will never control people like they vow to control them. >> they want to rally citizens across the state and take the fight to court if need-b. other states will be watching closely to see how far california can bump up against the second amendment. and whether any new gun control laws could actually make a deference. in sacramento, claudia cowan, fox news. >> bret: the head of public schools in newtown, connecticut, wants to keep police on campus indefinitely. the news times report the superintendent says students there have not gone outside school for recess since the shootings, because of anxiety. right now there are two police officers stationed at each district six schools now. to another deeply divisive subject: how to handle the u.s. economy. at a time when the fiscal difference split the country,
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the president's pick to be the new treasury secretary is sparking harsh reaction from some on capitol hill. correspondent shannon bream on the nomination of jack lew. >> i cannot think of a better person to continue tim's work at treasury than jack lew. >> reporter: president obama nominating a new man to head the treasury department but signaling plans to continue with the fiscal policy the administration relied on in the first term. white house says lew has a keen understanding of domestic and international issues that impact the u.s. economy and point to the track record. >> under president clinton he presided over three budget surpluses in a row. with the talk of deficit reduction, making sure the boog are balanced this is the guy who did it. three times. >> reporter: republican opponent, senator jeff sessions chief among them say jack lew is the wrong man for the job and without then house speaker newt gingrich refusing to allow more government
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spending the budget achievements would never have happened. sessions without qualification, accuses lew of lying to congress when testifying about the president's fiscal policy and plans. >> he is consistently and deliberately misrepresented the facts of the president's plan. as the budget director for the president. >> reporter: in his book "the price of politics" bob woodward asserts that lew had a key role in putting together the sequester plan. temporarily delayed for a few weeks will unleash across the board domestic cuts if congress doesn't agree on a plan to cut spending. they deny that the sequester idea originated from him. pinning it on congress. here is how jay carney responded to suggestions that the ideas frame the white house. >> i don't know where the idea came out of. >> democrats quickly endorsed the president's pick today. house minority leader nancy pelosi calling him a public service of dignity and commitment to spur economic growth. harry reid said lew is
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outstanding choice and joined the call for prompt confirmation. >> it will be a test for the senate. should we confirm someone for the important office who deliberately misrepresented the facts in the area of his expertise the budget when he testified before the senate? >> independent senator bernie sanders says he will not vote for lew and said he is concerned that the president had so many key economic advisors with ties to wall street. he says he would rather see someone heading to treasury who would stand up to corporate america. >> bret: shannon bream live on the north lawn. thank you. now for some analysis on the lew nomination, joined by senior political analyst brit hume. good evening. >> my, bret. senate republicans as you just heard objectbe to jack lew because they think he failed to tell them the truth in the past. it will be interesting to see if he tells it this time. especially about taxes. budget director, lew well knows the amount of money available from taxing rich people is nowhere near enough
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to pay for the swelling cost of entitlement programs now about 60% or so of the federal spending. since the president shows no interest in reforming the programs the only way to come close to financing them is to sock the middle class with higher taxes. much higher. mr. lew's problem is mr. obama has shown no interest in doing that either. many suspect sooner or later he will? witness the recent fiscal cliff association. higher income taxes on all taxpayers set by law to take effect january 1. mr. obama never considered letting it happen agreeing to let them rise on the 1%. although he let a two-year cut in social security payroll taxes expire as scheduled. weak growth is lower tax receipt. given the liberal views mr. lew and the president left themselves no good option for dealing with the dilemmas. mr. lew could make a start by telling the truth about taxes. but will he?
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bret? >> bret: brit, we talked about it before about the word "default" tossed around when talking about the debt ceilin ceiling. why do you think that the word is being kind of loosely used in this framework? >> default traditionally understood means failure to make payment on your debt. on your national debt. those payments account for 6% of the federal spending. tax receipt which would continue after a breach of the debt ceiling account for 60%. so they would overwhelmingly be plenty of money to make payment on the national debt. you will hear default on our obligations. that is a loose and slippery term which means that the government wouldn't be able to finance all of the spending. it would be a bad outcome. it would not be traditional understood. >> bret: the government would have to close things? >> significant piece of the government. program would shut down and people would be furloughed and so on. not default on the national debt. >> bret: important
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distinction. brit, thank you. >> you bet. >> bret: defense secretary leon panetta says he has directed the military to begin taking prudent steps to offset impact of huge budget cuts scheduled for march 1. he said he directed the services to begin planning now in case he has to put nearly 800,000 civilian employees on unpaid leave for up to a month during the remainder of the fiscal year. mortgage rates are ticking up a bit from record lows. freddie mac says the average interest on 30-year fixed loan is 3.4%. up from 3.34% last week. stocks finished in positive territory today. the dow gained 81. the s&p 500 was up 11. nasdaq rose 16. here at home, there could be a quirky consequence to jack lew as new treasury secretary. we'll show you what that is later in the grapevine. up next no, tea party in boston. as flu hammers the bay state. meet the 5-passenger ford c-max hybrid.
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>> bret: the flu outbreak affecting much of the united states is jamming emergency rooms and keeping people from work and school. the map is amazing. massachusetts is feeling it now. correspondent molly line is in boston tonight. >> 700 cases of the flu compared to 70 this time last season, most are trying to deal with massive influx of patients. >> i am declaring a public health emergency in city of boston. >> reporter: the mayor is joining with health officials to sound the alarm. >> we have a terrible problem on our hand with a lot of people sick with flus. the 700 cases are confirmed cases but there are thousands of other people who are sick with influenza illness. >> statewide, 18 people died. four flu victims were boston residents, all elderly. come pounding this year's
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impact, particularly dangerous strain. >> the type of virus is severe illnesses that start earlier and may go on longer and involve more people. >> they expect the virus will continue to spread. we are on pace to have a flu season five years ago and maybe as bad as ten years ago. >> they urge you to get vaccinated against flu to protect your family and your self-as well. wash your hands. it seems office but say people don't do it long enough. 20 seconds using soap and water. keep the clean hands away from the face. away from the nose, mouth, ey
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eyes. topping the list is something they want to drive home. if you're sick stay home. they will keep it from going forward. >> 20 seconds to wash the hands. good tip. who has been hardest hit by the flu there in boston? >> in boston they say there is a minority neighborhood that are urban areas where a lot of people are in the poverty section. they feel the need to go to work even sick. they go to the work to affect coworkers and a domino effect. >> is the flu worse this year for you? or your family? let me know on twitter. follow me -- @bretbaeir. they are pushing to appoint
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frank to the senate seat vacated by kerry if confirmed as schol. he will not reveal his choice. iowa lawmakers have an interesting problem. what to do with an extra billion dollars in revenue. they say it's not a surplus but an overpayment. still ahead, one of the president's big supporters said the recent record on diversity is embarrassing as hell. first, questions were asked when john brennan first worked at the c.i.a. ♪ ♪
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>> bret: in international news, five suspected militants were killed in what is believed to have been another military drone strike in pakistan. the seventh such attack in two weeks. today's started the main town in the north waziristan tribal area. strikes likebe that one are not popular in pakistan or at home with many on the left. the president nominee to head the c.i.a. is the architect of the drone policy. tonight, chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge tells us john brennan facing questions how questions were asked under his watch. >> with 25 years at the agency, john brennan's career overlaps with the c.i.a. interrogation program under president bush, which included the waterboarding of self-described khalid sheikh mohammed. the american civil libertys
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union said despite raising concerns over the terrorism tactics of the white house, they should not move on the nomination until all senators can assess the role of the c.i.a. and any role by bren nan himself in forture. the choice of brennan the aclu sees a largeer program. >> much of the legal architecture that the bush administration used to justify so-called war on terror is being continued by the obama administration. >> with the 6,000-page classified investigation, including the c.i.a. program did not provide ballot intelligence,be the chair of the senate intelligence committee made clear she will press for answers. i will be discussing the intelligence committee recently completed report and will ask how he would respond to the reports findings and conclusions if confirmed. the republican senator john mccain said that it's further scrutiny, especially what role he played in the so-called enhanced interrogation program. brennan's public statement
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appear inconsistent. in a seven interview he said the program saved lives. year later he denounced the c.i.a. interrogation. this week the white house emphasized the latter statement from 2008. >> he made clear that he opposed the so-called enhanceed interrogation technique. two, the past four years john brennan served as this president's chief counterterrorism advisor. >> supporters say it saved lives and it laid the foundation of mapping the al-qaeda structure. at the least, they may accelerate the declassification and release of the senate report. >> bret: thank you. >> thousand of venezuelaps rallied outside on what was supposed to be inauguration. but he's receiving treat in the cuba so it was postponed. unemployment in greece is up 7
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>> bret: fresh pickings from the political grapevine. new massachusetts democratic senator elizabeth warren will not identify herself as the bay state's first native american senator. the "boston herald" reports she does not plan to contact historians at the senate historical office though the office says it would be happy to list her. warren insists she is native american on her grandmother's side and used it to claim minority status in the '80s and '90s but has not provided proof when challenged. barnes a cherokee and consistent critic of warren said it's more proof her claims are suspect. "i think she wants this to go away because she knows he is has no proof." it was something she did to get a job and it was temporarily convenient. a teacher who reportedly stomped on the american flag in class tried to teach the student about symbolism. the lawyer tells the local tv
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station the client meant no disrex spect but was attempting to show his classes america is an inspirationm idea, greater than the material objects that represent it. one parent says telling students the 50 cars symbolized the 50 states and the red and white stripes represent the original 13 colonies might have been a better way. district officials say the teacher knows better. we told you early they're jack lew is president obama's nominee to be the treasury secretary. look at his signature that appeared publicly in the memo on september 2011. "new yorker" magazine says it's the worst autograph in washington. president obama ripped lew about it this afternoon. >> i considered rescinding my offer to appoint him. jack assures me he will work
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to make at least one letter legible. in order not to debase our currency. >> one of our producers found what could be the true inspiration for the treasury secretary nominee unique signature. the cupcakes here. were not total penmanship snobs on the grapevine, though. it's worth noting if lew is confirmed that loopy signature would be on lower right-hand corner of every new bill you carry. one of the signature moment of the presidential campaign is when republican mitt romney said he asked aides for what he calls binders full of women for possible staff jobs in an effort to illustrate diversity. now some people are saying that president obama is not doing enough to promote diversity with the recent personnel decision. james rosen has the story. >> here is president obama today announcing his pick for secretartreasury secretary.
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here he was monday with the national security team. here is was last month with the nominee to lead the state department. all white men selected by a white house house now drawing criticism from the natural, biological allies on the left. on the ironic grounds that the nation's first african-american president in his own staffing giving diversity the shaft. embarrassing as hell he charles rangel of harlem. >> i spend so much time making fun of republicans in the picture and the absence of women and jewish neem the congress, and blacks and hispanics has been unreal. now i have to learn trying to explain why our picture, as it relates to the president's cabinet looks the same. >> fun indeed. remember the derision of liberals starting with the president himself. mitt romney, when he struggled to describe pains he had taken as a governor to promote diversities on his staff. i went to women's group to help und they
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brought binders full of women. >> you don't want someone who needs to ask for binders of women. >> i ask myself a feminist, when i watched what went on in the election and the way romney was treated and you see a picture like this with president obama and you have the left basically, basically making excuses for him. ruth markets yet something saying it's bad it's not an outrage. really? it's an outrage if it's a republican. >> the white house moved quickly to circulate this photo to show valerie jarret and nancy deearo. white house aide point to placement of two women on the supreme court and the fact some of his cabinet vacancies at state and labor for example were created by women leafing after four years on the job. bret? >> bret: james, thank you. president obama granted legislation to grant lifetime secret service for former presidents and their wives.
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after 1997 so that means himself and george w. bush reversing a 1994 law that ended protection for presidents ten years after leaving office. west virginia democratic senator joe manchin says he will lead a new group aiming to get congress to get the country's needs ahead of politics. former utah republican for and presidential candidate john hunts man will be the co-chairman of no labels. the organization will host event next weekbe featuring other lawmakers with reputations as problem-solvers. joe biden says he can find common ground with the nra in an effort to reduce gun violence. the nra says it's not so sure. we'll talk about it with the fox all-stars when we return. this is $100,000.
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this is a some plicated issue. there is no singular solution for how we deal with what happened in newtown or
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colorado or just the general gun violence that exists in america today. >> i committed to him, i had the recommendations to him by tuesday. >> bret: vice president of biden the second day of the task force meeting saying he can find common ground and moving forward quickly. there was a quick release by the national rifle association. a statement put out after the meeting that said we were disappointed with how little it had to do with keeping the children safe and how much it had to do with the agenda to attack the second amendment. they have proposed restrictionbe on the owners on the tax paying hard-working americans. it's unfortunate that the administration continues to insist to push the failed solution to the pressing problems. we will not allow law-abiding
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gun owners to be blamed for act of criminals and mad men. >> bret: one of the things that sparked concern is possible executive actions. what could possibly the exective actions be? a list of us. bolster the background check system. require gun dealers for increase security and illegal sales and those are things that the white house could do without the congressional approval. bring in the panel. judge andrew napolitano, fox news senior judicial analyst. mara liasson of the national public radio and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. judge, i read your piece on foxnews.com. i know where you are going to come down on this. your thoughts on the task force and what we are seeing develop here.
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>> i am so disappointed but not surprised at the task force. it is a group with a predetermined end. the end result is to find the way to limit the right to keep and bear arms. they are going through the machinations to make it look like they are fair and considering all sides. i am also disappointed in the existence of the task force. the statement that vice president biden just said, that you just ran said i'm going to try to remember it and paraphrase it, this is a complicated issue. how do we deal with the problems in newtown and problem in aurora? that is not the job of the federal government. the federal government's job is not to keep us safe. it's to keep us free, preserve our freedoms and keep us safe from the foreign enemies. the job of the state of connecticut to deal with it and the job of the state of colorado to deal with it. unless they want to amend the constitution it's not the job of the federal government. these guys don't get that. this administration believes it can right any wrong and regulate any behavior and candidly trample any guaranteed right in the name of safety, and fulfilling the
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perceived popular will. >> bret: this statement by the nra clearly a firm push back here. you are seeing the grass roots effort including effort on january 19 to gun ownership day essentially. appreciation day. mara, how do you think this is playing out and where it falls? >> i think in the past, secretary amendment groups have really -- second amendment groups had the upper hand in the debate. it's impossible to pass gun restrictions through congress. it still is. but you see groups like the new one formed by gabrielle giffords or michael bloomberg who has money to put behind it. they want to be counterweight for the nra. it will take a long time to do that. the public is willing to see some more gun restrictions like background checks, maybe a been a of high capacity magazines. but the reason the president and the vice president talk about the executive orders
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that can't do that much is because they understand how difficult it will be to get the legislation of any type passed through this congress. he can bolster the data collection and ban import of assault weapons but not much else he can do by himself. >> bret: look, the polls. recent poll, the quinnipiac poll if virginia. and they asked do you favor background checks at gun sho shows? 92% favor that. 7% oppose. this is registered virginia voters. obviously, virginia is a state that democrats passed election. and a pretty fair assessment. split. other question do you favor putting armed police officers in public schools? 66% favor. 29% oppose. actually when you broke it down it was 7 #% republicanssh -- 79% republicans and 58% democrats
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favored. nra supported position of putting armed guards in schoo schools. >> the country is split on many issues but in the end what mara is saying is correct. it's not going to make much difference. i would be impolite to say the measures are placebos. as a doctor i did sustained placebos. it doesn't hurt anybody. just feel better. it's cheap and a sugar pill. we had a fairly restrictive assault weapons ban in the mid- '90s. it lasted ten years and it had almost zero effect on the violence. gun violence. and these measures will have zero effect on the massacres as we saw in aurora or tucson. people will have the feeling they have done something. but here is the reason why the ban failed in the mid-'90s.
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it wasn't the loopholes and the way to get around the law. the fact is there are 300 million guns in america today. unless you take them away, which you can't under our constitution, the second amendment, you can prevent the new sales or imports or whatever. they will be around for a hundred years. therefore, you get no essential result when you do the bans, unless you want to repeal the second amendment. that i think is a tark truth. if we had an honest debate, the gun control advocates would say repeal the second amendment. and we'd have debate on that. we can't have an honest debate because you get nowhere arguing to have a repeal of the second amendment. so we have arguments about placebos. >> bret: judge, in each one of the task force meetings, to the vice president's right, attorney general eric holder. he has been advocate of doing something on guns. for a long time. here is how he phrased it back in the 1995.
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about the importance of this. >> what we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people. and make it something that is not cool, that is not acceptable, not hip to carry autobahn anymore. the way in which we changed the attitude about cigarettes. when i was growing up people smoked all the time. i mean both my parents did. over time, we changed the way in which people thought about spoking. and s -- smoking so now we have people cowering outside of building that smoke in private and don't want to admit it. >> bret: he went on to say we should start to "brainwash" people about guns. do you think that this administration wants to go beyond magazines or what they are talking about with the regulations? this is the fear from folks who fear this is the first step in a series of things. do you think from these statements and other
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statements that there is more that the administration wants to do? >> yes, i share that fear, which is why i keep waving the flags in things i have written about. you were kind enough to mention the piece today. there is no section of the constitution clearer than the second amendment. right of the people to bear arms should not be infringed. that means all the people and by any government. supreme court just ruled on this twice in five years. both times it said this amendment is protecting a natural right coming from our humanity. extension of the right to self-defense. that is the, that is what they took oath to uphold. the attitude, the president, the attorney general and vice president. folks that work with them is we have to find some way, any way to diminish the rate to keep and bear arms because they believe they belong to a school of thought that believes the government can protect us better than we can protect ourselves and we should be subservient to the government rather than the government being subservient to us.
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one way to do that is take away the guns. >> bret: the administration quickly would say there is a common ground. something that can be done. >> i think so. if you look at the poll numbers 92% favor something the president wants which is to close the gun show loophole and big healthy 66% favor something that the nra wants, of course that is a local decision putting armed guards in school. there is common ground. in assault weapon and magazine clips. i don't think we ever have to get close to the idea. >> not resonating with you. >> ground on the issue of culture. >> yes. for sure. >> if the attorneyien brings it up, washington isn't a maker of culture. hollywood is. you've got what "saw 9" in 3d now. >> he met with them today. >> met with them. is it going to have any effec effect? tarantino's latest movie is knee deep in blood. nominated in academy award.
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let's hear a word about the source of the culture of guns. >> bret: much more on this and other panels to come. next up, mitt romney had binders full of women for staff openings. apparently president obama has binders full of white men according to some in the media. we'll talk about that next. for some people this is just pigskin and thread. but for most of us it represents something more. it's the time of year that we have all waited for. when we sit on the edge of our seats for four quarters. it represents players reaching a childhood dream. the biggest stage there is in sports. a time when legacies are made. where a magical play can happen every snap, and you remember exactly where you were when it does. watch every moment of super bowl xlvii live on nfl mobile. bringing the big game to you when every play matters... verizon. call star-star nfl to download nfl mobile from verizon.
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i went to a number of women's groups and said can you help us find folks and they bought us binders full of women. >> we don't have to order up binders to find qualified, talented, driven young women who can learn an excel in the fields right now. >> binders full of qualified women, as if my god they exist! >> i cannot think of a better
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person to continue tim's work at treasury than jack lew. chuck hagel for secretary of defense. john brennan for director of the central intelligence agency. america's next secretary of state, john kerry. >> i spent so much time making fun of republicans in terms of just the picture and the sub sense of women and -- absence of women and jewish people and blacks and hispanics has been unreal. i'll have to learn trying to explain why our picture as it relates to the president's cabinet looks the same. >> bret: he went on to say, charles rangel did, it is as embarrassing as hell about diversity and the new cabinet. what about this? back with the panel. mara? >> i think -- >> bret: a lot about nothing? >> look, i think embarrassing is the extent of it. it's not much more than that. you don't see some kind of uprising of women's groups all over the place. they know he appointed two women to the supreme court. yes, it's embarrassing because
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they made a big deal of diversity and slammed mitt romney mercilessly. that is why it's embarrassing. they did have a woman as one of the big four. state. now she has been replaced by a man. they have a couple other slots to fill. i am sure they will be filled by female people. labor and epa and commerce when he gets around to it. and if at some point not right now, but if at some point eric holder leaves justice i think there will be a woman there, too. >> bret: judge? >> they made a big deal about it. you ran the clips. democrats made a big deal about it. they won votes promising to have a very, very diverse, very, very transparent cabinet. they haven't complied with that promise. so, the reaction to that is political. less credibility, for the president and the people around him. reality is he should be able to pick whoever he wants to run those departments. he's lawfully responsible for running them and he should do so blind, color blind and gender blind. >> it looks as if the binder of women that obama ordered up
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was extremely thin or empty when he got it. look, there is only one point you should make on this. which is the obvious hypocrisy of the democrats who pretend they were the tribute of women against nasty republicans. who are making a war on women. and romney who would have posted policeman in front of pharmacies that would prevent any woman from getting a contraceptive. so, it's a matter of hypocrisy. on the principle, the republicans and conservatives should never counter by race or gender. it's against what our country is and the sooner it's apolished and the sooner people notice the healthier our country will be. >> bret: last word, does he get everybody in? >> that is a good question. in the end he does. i think hagel is a big knock-down drag-out fight but in end he gets through, too. he is the only one that has a chance to be blocked. >> judge? >> agreed. knock-down drag-out and he will get in and he is in there
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because he is the guy to draw down the military for this president. >> i'm not going ask for one word. >> two? hyphenated. >> bret: that is it for the panel. stay tune for a game of compare and contrast. constipated? yeah. mm. some laxatives like dulcolax can cause cramps. but phillips' caplets don't. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. thanks. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. who emailed it to emily, who sent it to cindy, who wondered why her soup wasn't quite the same. the recipe's not the recipe... ohhh. [ female announcer ] ...without swanson. the broth cooks trust most when making soup. mmmm! [ female announcer ] the secret is swanson.
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